Our ears are buzzing! You told us what you wanted to know about hearing loss care and prevention in 2018. Check out our top 5 blog posts from the past year. Read them again or share with a friend to keep the conversation going!
Hearing aids have evolved so much overtime - it's hard to believe that a hollowed-out horn was the only option at one point! "Technology" didn't find itself in the hearing aid industry until the late 1800's with the invention of the telephone as the inspiration. It wasn't until the late 1900's technology was able to fit into something that only fit on your ear vs a device with wires you had to clip on your pants.
Scientists have discovered that when hearing is damaged by prolonged exposure to loud noise, the brain may also experience the effects. Noise-induced hearing loss not only affects hearing, but it could also affect the brain’s ability to recognize speech.
Have your ears been itching? Problems with your ears or hearing may be a sign of allergies, an overreaction by your body to substances to that are harmless to most people. Allergens include inhalants (pollen, dust, mold, animal dander or other substances drawn in through the nose), foods, medications and substances that come into contact with the skin.
Congrats, you've selected a hearing aid and are on the path to better hearing! It's almost time for your fitting. There's going to be a lot of great information and instructions provided at your fitting and this is a great opportunity to ask the audiologist whatever you need to prepare for your life with new hearing aids.
Chances are you’ve probably heard of both an Audiologist and an ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) Doctor, but what’s the difference between the two and when should you see each one?